CLARION, Pa. – With prom season just around the corner, some high school students are starting to think about their attire for the event.
However, prom dresses, tuxedos and accessories can be expensive for students in high school. Some of them may not have the monetary resources for prom, and may not attend..
The Clarion University dance team is participating in the Allegheny County Human Services Department’s Project Prom.This program offers free prom attire including gowns, accessories such as shoes and jewelry and tuxedos to eligible students free of charge.
Items come from donations from businesses and individuals. Donations were accepted up until Feb. 29, and the dance team members donated many of their own prom gowns from when they were in high school.
The students wishing to receive the items collected from Project Prom will go through an application process, and those selected will receive items on March 6, in plenty of time for prom.
“Doing the Project Prom allows the Dance Team to get involved in other communities outside of Clarion. We enjoyed donating our prom dresses, even though some were hard to part with. We hope that next year, we will be able to have more involvement with this project,” said Kristen Hatch, co-captain of Clarion University’s dance team.
The dance team plans on participating in the fundraiser again next year, and encourages others to get involved as well. More information about Project Prom can be found at the web site www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/projectprom.aspx